After a few months from the beginning of the phd., each student has to choose his/her supervisor(s) who will be in charge of supervising the professional and scientific growth of the student. The choice of the supervisor has to be approved by the PhD board.
A supervisor can be:
- a professor (full, associate, or assistant) professor of the University of Milano – Bicocca
- a professor of another university, a researcher in a research institute or in a R&D lab of a company.
In the first case, you might have a second co-supervisor, without any restriction on his/her affiliation. In the second case, you must also have a supervisor that is a professor at the University of Milano – Bicocca.
A ph.d. student usually has at most two co-supervisors (in addition to the supervisor).